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Lying in Wait

Crab spider on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They're ambush predators. Here you are, a bee, touching down on a flower and little do you know there's a patient and persistent crab spider lying in wait.  Sometimes they're camouflaged, matching the color of a blossom, like a yellow crab spider...

Crab spider on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Crab spider on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crab spider on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crab spider on a gold coin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Crab spider on a gold coin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crab spider on a gold coin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crab spider on sedum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Crab spider on sedum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crab spider on sedum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 9:58 PM
Tags: crab spider (14), Mexican sunflower (49), Tithonia (58)

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